Possible SG purchase... Advice wanted

p90rules

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Hey Guys, so I'm checking out this well used workhorse 2004 SG Standard later today.. Its all original apart from removed pickup covers which are included. Also Gibson case... No breaks or significant damage.
£600 UK... Only thing I noticed is a bit of a hatchet job on a fret crowing job.. See groove marks on fingerboard... Would this be something that would put you off?.. Cheers guys
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Only if it effected the playability of the guitar when playing those notes?
 

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(...) Only thing I noticed is a bit of a hatchet job on a fret crowing job.. See groove marks on fingerboard... Would this be something that would put you off?.. Cheers guys

I hate morons.
It doesn't change much in terms of playability and wouldn't affect a fret change
but it certainly affects the value of the guitar.
It should be less than another like it that doesn't have that "problem".

Also, if it bothers you today, it's gonna bother you tomorrow and forever.
If the price is good and it doesn't bother you, fine.
If not, pass.
 

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I don't know, man. 600 GBP is only like 800 USD, which is a smokin' deal for a Standard these days.

I would probably grab it, provided I was looking for a black SG at the time.

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Wouldn’t bother me at all. I would just take use some sandpaper to blend them in. Easy job.

Why remove more of the fretboard?
Why create "slopes" to round the edges?
I'm sure leaving it as is the better option for playing and for fretboard integrity.
But it's not mine, so... to each his own!
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Why remove more of the fretboard?
Why create "slopes" to round the edges?
I'm sure leaving it as is the better option for playing and for fretboard integrity.
But it's not mine, so... to each his own!
:thumb:

The slopes would be impossible to feel and once it needs a re fret it will be all sanded down regardless. So blending it in really is fine.
 

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I doubt it affects your playing. If it were mine I'd just leave it for now and if I still had it when it needed a refret, it will be easily removed with a sanding beam when the refret is done.
 

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